Archive for April, 2016

How Many Fire Extinguishers Do You Have in Your Home?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Clearwater kitchen fire suppression services, Kitchen fire suppression installation clearwater, Tampa fire extinguisher services

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The young couple was just settling into their new life. Their two bedroom apartment was looking more and more like home. The mementos from their wedding were proudly displayed. They had successfully found places for their clothing and other belongings in the two large bedroom closets. As their time in the third floor apartment progressed they began to make some very thoughtful furniture purchases. They had been keeping their eyes open for quality furnishings that they planned to become part of their fist house that they planned to purchase in the next 18 to 24 months. By selecting a slightly older apartment building they were able to rent a home that had more square space than some of the newer models. The less expensive rent would allow them to continue to grow their savings account to be used for th

4 Ways to Prevent Litter from Happening in our Community

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Pickup garbage, Trash, Waste management

Waste management

The term waste management can include up to 20 different industries so there’s really a lot that can be said on the subject. This article, however, will focus on one area of littering and how it really does affect us, more than we think. People tend to underestimate the importance of not littering and will throw their trash wherever they see fit. Garbage pickup spend billions of dollars each year cleaning up people’s litter when those people could have just put their waste in trash or recycling bins. It’s not that hard! The city provides plenty of trash cans and there are some very s

It’s Natural To Want To Get Rid of Pests in Your Home

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Eco friendly pest solutions, Natural pest control companies, Rat exterminator services

Natural bug control

One of the worst things about warmer weather is that it brings out pests. This not only includes insects by also animals such as mice, bats and raccoons. To keep these pests away may require some sort of pest control. However, traditional pest control methods can be bad for the environment and dangerous for your children and pests. That’s why it can make sense to use natural pest control methods.

There are a number of natural pest control methods you can do on your own, and you also can hire a natural pest control company to do the work for you. The methods you use can depend in large part on what pests you are trying to control and where they are located.

One of the easiest n

Hiring a Professional for Your Exterior Painting Needs

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Painting delaware, Reliable contractor, Sandblasting

Exterior painter

There are thousands and thousands of contractors available to homeowners who want to have work done on their homes. However, not all of the available contractors are reliable or qualified. It is important, as a homeowner to do research and to ensure that the contractor that will be handling your home job is prepared for the job. Many projects done to a home require a specialized and highly qualified contractor. A reliable contractor should have references, qualifications and possibly even certification, depending on the job.

There are approximately 316,200 people working as professional painters or painting contractors in the U.S. Painting is a job that is sometimes attempted my homeowners to do it on their own. They often quic

Trees, Nature’s Superhero

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Lightning protection company, Tree removal md, Tree service mclean va

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Trees don’t often get the credit they deserve. Not only are they a major resource for oxygen, but they can also reduce things like noise, energy costs and pest management. Luckily, you are sure to find a Northern Virginia tree removal company that service needs you didn’t know could be done. Not only can a Northern Virginia tree removal company dispose of unwanted trees, but they can also plant new trees or move them. Before booking a consultation with a tree service company, it is important to know the services available to you. Here are a few things you may not have known about trees

The Dos and Don’ts for Pest Control Management

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Pest control boca raton fl, Pest control delray beach, Pest control services

Rodent control equipment

No one wants an uninvited roommate. Pests are just that. Fortunately, there are several options for general household pest control and pest control services for homeowners. A recent study found that 82% of U.S. homes had mouse allergens. Mice, ants and termites are the most popular pests homeowners battle each year. Not only is it a good idea to know to get rid of pests, but also how to prevent future offenders.

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    Identify the pest and research ways to get them out. Sometimes simply changing your landscaping or home design to exclude or reduce pests can change the need to consult a professional. Continue Reading No Comments

7 Tips to Get the Most from Your Washing Machine

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Dishwasher repairs, Oven repairs, Refrigerator repairs

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You probably do not spend a lot of time thinking about your washing machine and dryer until something goes wrong. The average cost of an appliance repair was between $254 and $275. It will not exactly break the bank for everyone but it is still annoying. Most major appliances should last you between 10 and 15 years before they need to be replaced but we all know things happen. Nearly one quarter of all front loading washing machines fail before 10 years. These machines give out at about three to four. Needing washing machine repairs or dryer repairs may not be fun but there are things we can to to keep them running smoothly.

7 Tips to Get The Most from Your Washing Machine

  1. Leave the door open between uses. This helps you get the most air circulati

4 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Home’s Chances of Selling

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Home siding colors, Roofing wheaton, Siding options

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You?re planning on selling your home a few years from now; it?s time to downsize. Subsequently, you want to know what your options are updating your home so that, come selling time, you won?t be waiting 11 months for your home to sell — for less than you were asking for.

Luckily, there are a lot of things you can do for your home that have great ROI. Let?s review.

Updating Your Kitchen

An updated kitchen has a great ROI. Kitchen remodeling can, in fact, gain you 70% back when it comes time to sell. More importantly, though, this is something major that homeowners are looking for. If what you?re offering is an outdated kitchen that is clearly goi

3 Great Creative Ideas for Your New Patio

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Greenville landscaping, Hardscape materials, Landscaping kennett square pa

Led lighting ideas

One of the best and most ubiquitous ways to improve your backyard is to build a patio. This creates a luxurious and convenient area to hang out outside, without you ever having to step on the wet lawn if you don’t want to. Put patio furniture, a grill and Tiki lights out there, too, and you’ve got yourself an atmosphere. But, if you’re having a new patio built, why not personalize it? Experienced craftsmen will be able to make all of your patio dreams come true, so don’t be afraid to dream big. Plus, improving your outdoor space will seriously enhance your homes resale value — spending 5% of the value of your home on landscaping can increase the resale value by 15%. Consider doing some landscaping along with building your pa